Peace Love and Cookies is taking cookies to the streets, adding a cart to Guthrie Green’s Food Truck Wednesdays and local events.
Owner Heather Matheson is dedicated to making a difference in the community. Partnering with Family and Children’s Services’ Women in Recovery (WIR) Program, Matheson donates 10% of all sales to WIR. In addition to raising funds for WIR, the partnership is providing the women an opportunity to learn about running a business and culinary skills. When customers receive their colorfully wrapped order they will not only be receiving delicious cookies, they will be supporting the community.
“I have been trying to find ways to increase sales and have more interface with the community. I’ve had great success with cookie sales when promoted by stores like Williams Sonoma. I knew I just needed to find a venue that would provide a regular schedule to showcase the cookies. Guthrie Green food truck Wednesday has become such a popular event, that I decided I wanted to be a part of it. The only way that would work is by having a food truck (or cookie cart, like mine),” said Matheson.
A Tulsa metal fabricator company build the cart to have a beachie feel, similar to food carts at Seaside, Florida. “Selling cookies is a pretty happy job. I love telling people about WIR and how it changes lives. This also enables me to hire more staff from the WIR participants and I hope it opens doors to sell at other venues as well. People love the cookies, but I really think customers also love knowing they are supporting such a great agency as WIR,” said Matheson.